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Are any HUKD members taxi drivers? I have a business idea and need to find out how much per mile is the going rate for a taxi these days. Read More
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banned2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Are any HUKD members taxi drivers?

I have a business idea and need to find out how much per mile is the going rate for a taxi these days.
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banned2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
there is no clear answer to that depends on where you are in UK what kind of trip ie long trip airport return etc so many other variables also
[mod][Mod Team]#2
Agree with adamsxi

I live just outside the Glasgow City Council area which means if I were to get a black hack home from city centre, I would also incur a boundary charge over and above the fare.
A lot of the local private hire firms here are also fixed fares and not metered.
#3
depending where you live you could try uber, they give a quote so you have some idea before you travel.
#4
If there are any local cab firms forget the idea as getting it off the ground is almost impossible. Also check with the council as most have a minimum fare per mile to stop the private hire under cutting the black cabs.

If there are no taxis near you chaces are there is no money to be made.

Sorry to be negative but thats the reality. :)
banned#5
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If there are any local cab firms forget the idea as getting it off the ground is almost impossible. Also check with the council as most have a minimum fare per mile to stop the private hire under cutting the black cabs.

If there are no taxis near you chaces are there is no money to be made.

Sorry to be negative but thats the reality. :)

My business idea is not to undercut taxis, rather I need to know what taxis charge so I tender at a competitive rate.
#6
toshapetriji
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If there are any local cab firms forget the idea as getting it off the ground is almost impossible. Also check with the council as most have a minimum fare per mile to stop the private hire under cutting the black cabs.

If there are no taxis near you chaces are there is no money to be made.

Sorry to be negative but thats the reality. :)

My business idea is not to undercut taxis, rather I need to know what taxis charge so I tender at a competitive rate.

As you are in Bristol HERE is the rates for black cabs.

If its for a contract for anything council based dont waste your time.

If you want to drop me a PM with what you are looking at I will take a look.
#7
i've always went with approx £2 per mile. From Glasgow, Camberley, Cambridge, Fleet, Maidstone, Dartford and Colchester.
#8
mclovin9091
i've always went with approx £2 per mile. From Glasgow, Camberley, Cambridge, Fleet, Maidstone, Dartford and Colchester.

I'll second this...

Did work as a private hire a few years ago and it was roughly average fare £2 a mile. My father drove blacks and they assumed the same £2 per mile for fare. This was in edinburgh btw...
banned#9
Thanks for the replies everyone, really appreciate it.

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